Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta Falcons - 10/20/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Rams (3-3) at Atlanta Falcons (1-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)
The Line: Atlanta Falcons +3 -- Over/Under: 54.5
The Los Angeles Rams and Atlanta Falcons meet Sunday in NFL action at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The Los Angeles Rams need a victory here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Rams have won eight of their last 11 road games. Jared Goff is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 1,727 yards, seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. Goff has one or less touchdown passes in eight of his last 11 games. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods have combined for 877 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Brandin Cooks has 23 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 98.3 yards per contest, and Todd Gurley II leads the way with 270 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 25.7 points and 346.8 yards per game. Cory Littleton leads the Los Angeles Rams with 55 tackles, Clay Matthews has six sacks and John Johnson III has two interceptions.
The Atlanta Falcons need a victory here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Atlanta Falcons have split their last eight home games. Matt Ryan is completing 72.1 percent of his passes for 2,011 yards, 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Ryan has two or more touchdown passes in 11 of his last 15 games. Austin Hooper and Julio Jones have combined for 947 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Calvin Ridley has 25 receptions. The Atlanta Falcons ground game is averaging 73.5 yards per contest, and Devonta Freeman leads the way with 275 yards on 77 carries. Defensively, Atlanta is allowing 31 points and 388.8 yards per game. De’Vondre Campbell leads the Atlanta Falcons with 57 tackles, Grady Jarrett has two sacks and Desmond Trufant has two interceptions.
The Rams are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. NFC, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Falcons are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games in October, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on grass and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Rams are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings and the favorite is 9-2 ATS in their last 11 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Falcons last 6 home games. The under is 5-2 in Rams last 7 road games.
The Los Angeles Rams have covered five of their last seven games as a road favorite. The Atlanta Falcons have covered eight of their last nine games as a home underdog. The Falcons have had their issues all season long and are probably the most disappointing team given many had them pegged as a Super Bowl contender. However, nobody should be running to the window to lay chalk with a Rams team that's lost three straight, has a defense that's taken a step back and a quarterback who has struggled all year. The Atlanta Falcons do play their best at home and have thrived as home underdogs these past few years. Give me the free field goal.